Dumble / Kitty Hawk Overdrive Special / 1979 / Natural / Amp For Sale
THE DUMBLE EXPORT MODEL
The following amplifier was produced in conjunction the worlds most iconic of all Amplifier Builders that is the Late Howard Alexander Dumble and his German Distributor that Being Applied Acoustics whom marketed under there own Brand Name Kitty Hawk
Dumble Story / Applied Acoustics History
In the late 1970s , two German brothers , Wolfram and Gondola Roam had a company called Applied Acoustics in Bochum West Germany , Applied acoustics was the authorised imported / distributor for mesa Boogie and Dumble Amplifiers for the European Market .In the early 1980s , the high US $$$ rate and even higher shipping costs created very expensive prices for both Mesa Boogie and Dumble Amplifiers Distributed in Europe . Applied acoustics made an agrement with Howard Dumble that he would Ship amplifiers without a cabinet ,speaker and transformers to save on shipping costs and the cabinets would be produced in Germany Also if customers wanted to add reverb or effects loop applied acoustics were authorised by Dumble to make these adjustments Therefore Howard dumble passed a lot of technical and build information regards to his amplifiers to his European partners Applied Acoustics , Dumble hand built the amplifiers himself and based on the six to ninth month lead time applied acoustics decided to build there own amplifiers under the Kitty Hawk Brand that would be an exact replica of the Silver Face Dumble Overdrive amplifiers that they were selling , these first 20 Kitty Hawk Prototype Models featured original Dumble Components , Boards , Spares that had Been Supplied by Howard Dumble for both service and production reasons , when Howard Dumble was aware of the Kitty Hawk Production he halted distribution with Applied acoustics and then started to Gunk His Circuit to hide his secrets , component layouts , the rest as they say is history
Components / Boards
The following amplifier was one of 20 Original Kitty Hawk Branded amplifiers that featured various original Howard Dumble Supplied Circuit Boards , Components that were assembled by Applied Acoustics in Germany and marketed under the New Kitty Hawk Brand
Specification - As follows
Dumble / Kitty Hawk Overdrive Amplifier
1979 / 80 50 Watts
Serial 006 Original Howard Dumble Components / Boards ( Original Solder / Untouched ) Mahogany Cabinet Whicker Grill Internally / Eternally Original
Dumble / Kitty Hawk Speaker Cabinet 2+12 Vertical Original Altec Speakers ( Not Fitted although included ) Open Back Mahogany Cabinet Whicker Grill Internally / Externally Original
Sound / Tone The amplifier has that Classic Dumble Tone , clean although with an underlying overdriven tone that has bene favoured by many of the worlds most respected and iconic of all guitarists from SRV , ERIC CLAPTON , LARRY CARLTON , ROBBIN FORD , JOE BONAMASSA Etc
The interest and demand for an original Howard Dumble amplifiers is exceptionally high with current prices in excess of £150,000 ( $180,000) so do feel the pricing of the above being exceptionally realistic for those whom require the sound , tone and direct association with this Legendary and Iconic Builder Dumble
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